West Virginia University has unveiled yet another aspect of its”WVU 2000”celebration C this one a keepsake poster of some memorable campus events leading up to the dawning of the new century.

Designed by WVU graphic arts designer Michael Burkhart, the poster features two dynamic photographs merged together: one of fireworks exploding overtop Woodburn Hall at the annual holiday lighting ceremony held on Dec. 2, 1999, to commemorate the beginning of a new century, and another of the WVU Marching Band’s formation of the numerals 2000 during their halftime performance at the WVU -Rutgers football game during Oct. 16, 99 Homecoming festivities.

The photos were taken by award-winning WVU photographer Bob Beverly.

“Students told us they wanted a keepsake from the Year 2000, so this is it,”student administration president Doug Skaff commented.”It’s absolutely breathtaking, and I hope students will display it proudly in their rooms and apartments.”

“WVU 2000”posters will be distributed free to students, faculty and staff by members of WVU student government Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 19th and 20th, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Mountainlair, and 4-7 p.m. at the Evansdale Residential Complex outside the Towers dining hall.

This is just one of many”WVU 2000”activities planned during the academic year, starting with a Welcome to Touchdown City pep rally Sept. 10 on the Lair Plaza and culminating with Commencement on May 14.

Earlier this semester, blue and gold WVU 2000 banners greeted faculty, staff and students as they arrived back on campus to begin classes.